“SpongeBob SquarePants” won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Sunday night, with its director Tina Landau, star Ethan Slater and supporting actor Gavin Lee also taking home awards.
The winners of the Drama Desk Awards, which cover Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway shows in the same category, were announced Sunday night at The Town Hall, where Michael Urie hosted.
Among the other winners, “My Fair Lady” won for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, while Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield each took home awards for “Angels in America” and Lindsay Mendez and Jessie Mueller won for their respective roles in “Carousel.”
Outstanding Play**Admissions, by Joshua Harmon, Lincoln Center TheaterMary Jane, by Amy Herzog, New York Theatre WorkshopMiles for Mary, by The Mad Ones, Playwrights HorizonsPeople, Places & Things, by Duncan Macmillan, National Theatre/St. Ann’s Warehouse/Bryan Singer Productions/HeadlongSchool Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, by Jocelyn Bioh, MCC TheaterOutstanding MusicalDesperate Measures, The York Theatre CompanyKPOP, Ars Nova/Ma-Yi Theatre Company/Woodshed CollectiveMean GirlsOld Stock: A Refugee Love Story, 2b Theatre Company/59E59**SpongeBob SquarePantsOutstanding Revival of a Play**Angels in AmericaHindle Wakes, Mint Theater CompanyIn the Blood, Signature Theatre CompanyThree Tall WomenTravesties, Menier Chocolate Factory/Roundabout Theatre CompanyOutstanding Revival of a MusicalAmerike–The Golden Land, National Yiddish Theatre FolksbieneCarousel**My Fair LadyOnce on This IslandPacific Overtures, Classic Stage CompanyOutstanding Actor in a PlayJohnny Flynn, Hangmen, Royal Court Theatre/Atlantic Theater Company**Andrew Garfield, Angels in AmericaTom Hollander, Travesties, Menier Chocolate Factor/Roundabout Theatre CompanyJames McArdle, Angels in AmericaPaul Sparks, At Home at the Zoo, Signature Theatre CompanyOutstanding Actress in a PlayCarrie Coon, Mary Jane, New York Theatre WorkshopDenise Gough, People, Places & Things, National Theatre/St. Ann’s Warehouse/Bryan Singer Productions/Headlong**Glenda Jackson, Three Tall WomenLaurie Metcalf, Three Tall WomenBillie Piper, Yerma, Young Vic/Park Avenue ArmoryOutstanding Actor in a MusicalJelani Alladin, FrozenHarry Hadden-Paton, My Fair LadyJoshua Henry, CarouselEvan Ruggiero, Bastard Jones, the cell**Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePantsOutstanding Actress in a MusicalGizel Jiménez, Miss You Like Hell, The Public TheaterLaChanze, Summer**Jessie Mueller, CarouselAshley Park, KPOP, Ars Nova/Ma-Yi Theater Company/Woodshed CollectiveDaphne Rubin-Vega, Miss You Like Hell, The Public TheaterOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayAnthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildBen Edelman, Admissions, Lincoln Center TheaterBrian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero, Second Stage**Nathan Lane, Angels in AmericaDavid Morse, The Iceman ComethGregg Mozgala, Cost of Living, Manhattan Theatre ClubOutstanding Featured Actress in a PlayJocelyn Bioh, In the Blood, Signature Theatre**Jamie Brewer, Amy and the Orphans, Roundabout UndergroundBarbara Marten, People, Places & Things, National Theatre/St. Ann’s Warehouse/Bryan Singer Productions/HeadlongDeirdre O’Connell, Fulfillment Center, Manhattan Theatre ClubConstance Shulman, Bobbie Clearly, Roundabout UndergroundOutstanding Featured Actor in a MusicalDamon Daunno, The Lucky Ones, Ars NovaAlexander Gemignani, CarouselGrey Henson, Mean Girls**Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePantsTony Yazbeck, Prince of Broadway, Manhattan Theatre ClubOutstanding Featured Actress in a Musical**Lindsay Mendez, CarouselKenita R. Miller, Once on This IslandAshley Park, Mean GirlsDiana Rigg, My Fair LadyKate Rockwell, Mean GirlsOutstanding Director of a PlayMarianne Elliott, Angels in AmericaJeremy Herrin, People, Places & Things, National Theatre/St. Ann’s Warehouse/Bryan Singer Productions/HeadlongJoe Mantello, Three Tall WomenLila Neugebauer, Miles for Mary, Playwrights HorizonsSimon Stone, Yerma, Young Vic/Park Avenue Armory**John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildOutstanding Director of a MusicalChristian Barry, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, 2b Theatre Company/59E59Teddy Bergman, KPOP, Ars Nova/Ma-Yi Theater Company/Woodshed CollectiveJack O’Brien, Carousel**Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePantsBartlett Sher, My Fair LadyThe LaDuca Award for Outstanding ChoreographyCamille A. Brown, Once on This IslandChristopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePantsCasey Nicholaw, Mean Girls**Justin Peck, CarouselNejla Yatkin, The Boy Who Danced on Air, Abingdon Theatre CompanyOutstanding MusicThe Bengsons, The Lucky Ones, Ars Nova/Piece by Piece Productions/Z SpaceBen Caplan, Christian Barry, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, 2b Theatre Company/59E59**David Friedman, Desperate Measures, The York Theatre CompanyErin McKeown, Miss You Like Hell, The Public TheaterHelen Park, Max Vernon, KPOP, Ars Nova/Ma-Yi Theater Company/Woodshed CollectiveOutstanding LyricsNell Benjamin, Mean GirlsQuiara Alegría Hudes/Erin McKeown, Miss You Like Hell, Public Theatre**Peter Kellogg, Desperate Measures, The York Theatre CompanyHelen Park, Max Vernon, KPOP, Ars Nova/Ma-Yi Theater Company/Woodshed CollectiveOutstanding Book of a Musical**Tina Fey, Mean GirlsKyle Jarrow, SpongeBob SquarepantsPeter Kellogg, Desperate Measures, York Theatre CompanyHannah Moscovitch, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, 2B Theatre/59E59Outstanding OrchestrationsTom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePantsAnnmarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin (John Bertles and Bash the Trash, found instrument design)Once on This IslandCharlie Rosen, Erin McKeown, Miss You Like Hell, Public TheaterJonathan Tunick, Pacific Overtures, Classic Stage Company
**Jonathan Tunick, Carousel
Outstanding Music in a Play**Imogen Heap, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildJustin Hicks, Mlima’s Tale, Public TheatreAmatus Karim-Ali, The Homecoming Queen, Atlantic Theater CompanyJustin Levine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Public Theater
Adrian Sutton, Angels in America
The Hudson Scenic Studio Award for Outstanding Set Design of a Play**Miriam Buether, Three Tall WomenBunny Christie, People, Places & Things, St. Ann’s Warehouse/National Theatre/Bryan Singer Productions/HeadlongLizzie Clachan, Yerma, Young Vic/Park Avenue ArmoryMaruti Evans, Kill Move Paradise, National Black TheatreLouisa Thompson, In the Blood, Signature TheatreOutstanding Set Design for a MusicalLouisa Adamson, Christian Barry, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, 2b Theatre Company/59E59Beowulf Boritt, Prince of Broadway, Manhattan Theatre ClubDane Laffrey, Once on This IslandSanto Loquasto, Carousel**David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePantsOutstanding Costume Design for a PlayDede M. Ayite, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, MCC Theater**Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and the KingKatrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildAnn Roth, Three Tall WomenEmilio Sosa, Venus, Signature TheatreOutstanding Costume Design for a MusicalGregg Barnes, Mean GirlsClint Ramos, Once on This IslandDavid Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants**Catherine Zuber, My Fair LadyDede M. Ayite, Bella: An American Tall Tale, Playwrights HorizonsOutstanding Lighting Design for a Play**Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildNatasha Chivers, 1984Alan C. Edwards, Kill Move Paradise, National Black TheatrePaul Gallo, Three Tall WomenPaul Russell, Farinelli and the KingOutstanding Lighting Design for a MusicalLouisa Adamson, Christian Barry, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, 2B Theatre Company/59E59Amith Chandrashaker, The Lucky Ones**Jules Fisher, Peggy Eisenhauer, Once on This IslandBrian MacDevitt, CarouselJeanette Oi-Suk Yew, KPOP, Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Woodshed CollectiveOutstanding Projection DesignDavid Bengali, Van Gogh’s Ear, Ensemble for the Romantic CenturyAndrezj Goulding, People, Places & Things, National Theatre/St. Ann’s Warehouse/Bryan Singer Productions/HeadlongPeter Nigrini, SpongeBob SquarePantsFinn Ross and Adam Young, Mean Girls**Finn Ross and Ash J. Woodward, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildOutstanding Sound Design in a PlayBrendan Aanes, Balls, One Year Lease Theater Company/Stages Repertory Theatre/59E59**Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildTom Gibbons, 1984Tom Gibbons, People, Places & Things, National Theatre/St. Ann’s Warehouse/Bryan Singer Productions/HeadlongStefan Gregory, Yerma, Young Vic/Park Avenue ArmoryPalmer Hefferan, Today is My Birthday, Page 73 ProductionsOutstanding Sound Design in a Musical**Kai Harada, The Band’s VisitScott Lehrer, CarouselWill Pickens, KPOP, Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, Woodshed CollectiveDan Moses Schreier, Pacific Overtures, Classic Stage CompanyOutstanding Wig and HairCarole Hancock, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildCampbell Young Associates, Farinelli and the KingCookie Jordan, School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play, MCC Theater**Charles G. LaPointe, SpongeBob SquarePantsJosh Marquette, Mean GirlsOutstanding Solo Performance**Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke, Vineyard TheatreDavid Greenspan, Strange Interlude, Transport GroupJonathan Levin, A Hunger Artist, The Tank/Flint & TinderLesli Margherita, Who’s Holiday!Sophie Melville, Iphigenia in Splott, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff/59E59The Chase Award for Unique Theatrical Experience**Derren Brown: Secret, Atlantic Theater CompanyMaster, Foundry TheatreSay Something Bunny!Outstanding Fight ChoreographyJ. David Brimmer, Is God Is, Soho Rep**Steve Rankin, CarouselUnkle Dave’s Fight House, Oedipus El Rey, The Public Theater/The Sol ProjectOutstanding Puppet DesignFinn Caldwell, Nick Barnes, Angels in America**Michael Curry, FrozenCharlie Kanev, Sarah Nolen, and Jonathan Levin, A Hunger Artist, The Tank/Flint & TinderVandy Wood, The Artificial Jungle, Theatre Breaking Through BarriersSPECIAL AWARDSTo Sean Carvajal and Edi Gathegi of Jesus Hopped the A Train whose last-minute entrances into the Signature production of this powerful play ensured it had a happy real-life endingEnsemble Award: To Nabiyah Be, MaameYaa Boafo, Paige Gilbert, Zainab Jah, Níkẹ Uche Kadri, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, and Myra Lucretia Taylor of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, whose characters learn the facts of life but whose portrayers taught us all a thing or two about the way things are.Sam Norkin Award: To Juan Castano, whose varied performances this season in Oedipus El Rey, A Parallelogram, and Transfers not only make a complex statement about American life but also indicate great things to come for this talented performer.